Maj. Gen. Daniel DENISON

Male 1612 - 1682  (70 years)


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  • Name Daniel DENISON  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Prefix Maj. Gen. 
    Born 1612  Bishop's Stortford, co. Hertford, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 8
    Christened 18 Oct 1612  St. Michael's Church, Bishop's Stortford Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    Gender Male 
    Birth 18 Oct 1612  Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Immigration 02 Nov 1631  To Boston on the ship "Lion" (Capt. William Pierce, Master). Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Fact 01 Apr 1634  Became a freeman Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Fact Between 1635 and 1643  Representative Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Fact 1649  Speaker of the House Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Fact 1651  Speaker of the House Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Death 20 Sep 1682  Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 20 Sep 1682  Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 8
    Buried Interred at the High Street burying Ground Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 
    • Daniel and Patience had two children: Jon, who married a daughter of Deputy Govn. John Symonds: and Elizabeth, who married John Rogers, president of Harvard College. He was very prominent in Massachusetts, having been Major General of Militia, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and for 29 years one of the "Assistants." He died in 1682.

      Excerpts from "Major-General Daniel Denison" from NEHGs: Daniel, the oldest son, was born in England in 1612. He removed from Roxbury to Newtown (Cambridge in 1632, his name being among the list of first settlers and church members. He there married Patience, the daughter of Gov. Thomas Dudley, who was at this time a resident of the place. Of the exact date of this marriage no record is now known to exist. At a general court "holden at Newtown March 4, 1634," Mr. Denison was appointed to assist in setting out the bounds of ground between "Newtowen and Rocksberry." He took the oath of freeman April 1, 1634: and under the same date the court grant him two hundred acres "all lyeing and being about the falls--easterly side of Charles River."

      Excerpt from Royal Families Americans of Royal and Noble Ancestry, Vol. 1, Gov. Thomas Dudley: He became a member of the Ancient and Honorable Artilery in 1660. He wrote his autobiography which included: "In the year 1645, I was made major of the Regiment of Essex, and in the year 1653 was Chosen an assistant or magistrate and about a year after was made major General and continued so for about 7 or eight years after." Daniel was elected captain of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts in 1660. When he died in 1682, Mr. Randolph said of him that he was "among the most popular and well-principled men."
    Person ID I18416  Main Tree
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2018 

    Father William DENISON,   b. Abt 1586, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1653, Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Margaret CHANDLER,   b. 13 Oct 1577, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1645, Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 07 Nov 1603  Bishop's Stortford, Hertsfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Family ID F04539  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Patience DUDLEY,   b. Abt 1613, Northampton, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Feb 1689/90, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Married 18 Oct 1632  Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    Children 
     1. John DENISON,   b. 16 Jan 1639/40, Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Jan 1670/1, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)  [Birth]
    +2. Elizabeth DENISON,   b. 10 Apr 1642, Ipswich, Essex Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1723, Ipswich, Essex Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 21 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F04540  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1612 - Bishop's Stortford, co. Hertford, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 18 Oct 1612 - Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Oct 1632 - Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Sep 1682 - Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S01658] A Record of the Descendants of Samuel Denison by George Burlingame Denison.

    2. [S02871] Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts, Vol. 1.

    3. [S01653] A Genealogical Register of the First Settlers of New England 1620-1675 by John Farmer.

    4. [S03310] Royal Families Americans of Royal and Noble Ancestry: Vol. I Governor Thomas Dudley and Desc. through 5 Generations by Marston Watson.

    5. [S00012] "Denison Genealogy" Ancestors and Descendants of Captain George Denison, E. Glenn Denison, (Name: Name: Gateway Press, Inc. Baltimore 1993;;), 63-13712.

    6. [S03453] The Great Migration Begins Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Robert Charles Anderson, (Name: Name: NEHGS: 1995;;).

    7. [S5008] "Plantagenet Ancestry of Seventeenth-Century Colonists", David Faris, (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.).

    8. [S03537] Vital Records of Ipswich, Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849.

    9. [S02875] Old Saybrook Historical Society.